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Chelsea

Chelsea FC may buy brickworks to clad new stadium

27 May 16

£500m revamp of Stamford Bridge will need 6 million bricks - equivalent to 200 homes

Planning Houses

Number of small housing projects in UK halves in two years

27 May 16

Just 6,679 residential schemes of 25 units or less were completed last year

Energy

75% of supply chain for wind industry ‘should be from UK’

26 May 16

Energy minister Andrea Leadsom says offshore wind industry’s target of 50% to be supplied by UK firms is too low

Andrea Leadsom

Minister defends axing zero-carbon homes target

26 May 16

Leadsom argues all new homes will be “virtually” zero carbon by 2021

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EU flags Brussels

Brexit would hit construction for years to come, says Hill chief

25 May 16

Andy Hill and Great Portland Estates’ James Pellatt are latest big names to sign up to Building’s campaign

Features

Bishopsgate

The battle of Bishopsgate

27 May 16

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard development in east London was put on hold last month when the city’s departing mayor Boris Johnson deferred a public hearing on the planning application. The decision now falls at the feet of Sadiq Khan, in what could set a precedent for the new mayor’s planning policy

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Market review: Cooling off?

25 May 16

Things are still on the up but are we witnessing a slowdown? And is there any way to rebalance the UK economy away from the service sector?

Data

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BIM: Cost vs benefits

24 May 16

The industry is frequently told it must engage with building information modelling, but there is little information available on the cost versus benefit balance of integrating BIM into a construction project

More data

Hansom

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Hansom: Power games

27 May 16 | Updated: 27 May 16

Football and politics weave in as Greg Dyke tries to tackle Sadiq Khan’s (shrinking) housing targets, Leicester is (still) celebrating, Gatwick strengthens its defence and New York remembers thinking big. Plus, Torytubbie energy policy

Project news

Kingston revamp 2

British Land's £400m Kingston scheme gets go-ahead

27 May 16

Kingston council have approved plans for the redevelopment of Eden Walk shopping centre

Westminster

Consultants vie for £500m Whitehall revamp job

25 May 16

Arcadis and Turner & Townsend among firms vying for major upgrade programme

Denham studios thumb

Famous film lab set for residential makeover

24 May 16

John Pardey is architect on revamp of early modernist film lab

Marble Arch Place

Multiplex starts on Marble Arch Place

23 May 16

Work begins on long-planned Almacantar scheme in London’s West End

Science Hub Harlow Cambridge

Sweett lands role on major Essex lab

23 May 16

The consultant will provide a range of programme management support services

Intu Watford

O'Rourke confirmed on £178m Intu Watford mall

20 May 16

The contractor is already on site at the shopping centre redevelopment

Sketch of the week

Sketch

Sketch of the week: Visitor centre, Druzhba Park Moscow

27 May 16

This week’s sketch is by architect David Roden

The Modern Slavery Garden

Image of the week: Opening the doors

27 May 16

The Modern Slavery Garden

Leader

Sarah

Khan's balancing act

27 May 16

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard site is an unpromising advert for London’s supposedly vibrant development pipeline

Comment

Chris Tinker

Housebuilding: For starters…

25 May 16 | By Chris Tinker

The government’s pledge to create 200,000 starter homes by 2020 is ambitious, and must be paired with clear regulation from the off to avoid confusion and delays

Rudi Klein

Someone to watch over SMEs

24 May 16 | By Rudi Klein

The government is preparing to appoint a small business commissioner to provide advice and consider complaints on payment issues. But how much power will they really have?

From the archive

archive

This week in 1991

27 May 16

The Cannes film festival came to an end last weekend and saw British director Ken Loach collect the top prize

Legal

Michael Sergeant

Loose talk

26 May 16 | By Michael Sergeant

You want to claim the cost of extra works without a written instruction? A new Court of Appeal case just made life a little easier

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